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  • BUSINESS

    Good as gold

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 09/09/2019

    » It is common knowledge among traders that when geopolitical tensions rise, so too does the price of gold as it is considered a safe haven compared with other investments. But Robin Lee believes gold trading shouldn't be limited only to deep-pocketed market professionals. In his view, it is a good tool for anyone interested in saving.

  • OPINION

    Time for a Seoul-Tokyo peace pact

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 12/08/2019

    » I love kimchi and I love ramen. I love the bushido way of life and Japanese humility, and I love South Koreans' resilience and devotion to education that helped them lift their country from poverty after World War II to become an Asian economic powerhouse. And in my opinion, both South Koreans and Japanese are among the nicest people in the world.

  • LIFE

    Farang correspondent

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 17/06/2019

    » Standing as tall as his name, Andrew Biggs is arguably one of the most famous farangs in Thailand. On big screens and small ones alike -- or beaming from the covers of his many books and the pages of the Bangkok Post on Sunday -- his humbly charming manner and easy smile mark him as a local who has earned his spurs.

  • BUSINESS

    EV prices to approach B1m in 3-5 years as market develops

    Business, Erich Parpart, Published on 14/06/2019

    » Increasing competition, the arrival of charging stations and lower production costs will drive down the price of an electric vehicle (EV) to a more affordable 1 million baht within 3-5 years, says Yossapong Laoonual, president of the Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand.

  • BUSINESS

    Headwinds ahead

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 29/04/2019

    » Amid unfavourable external economic conditions and political uncertainties at home, the outlook is dimming for Thailand and other Asian countries facing an export slowdown linked to weak trade and demand growth globally.

  • THAILAND

    Govt backs Seoul peace plan initiative

    News, Erich Parpart, Published on 01/09/2017

    » Busan, South Korea: Thailand is ready to support South Korea's Berlin Initiative to find a peaceful solution to the simmering tension on the Korean Peninsula amid Pyongyang's escalating missile and nuclear threat, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.

  • BUSINESS

    Dying and dignity

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 21/01/2019

    » In rapidly ageing Asian countries, a growing number of people are starting to worry about what their old age will be like. Medical advances may make it possible for us to live to 100, but what if the last decades of life are filled with infirmity, pain and suffering?

  • BUSINESS

    Virtually covered

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 10/12/2018

    » As an enthusiastic user of two-wheeled transport -- both bicycles and motorcycles -- Nicolas Faquet understands what kinds of risks he has to take on the road every day.

  • BUSINESS

    Seeking a balance

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 01/10/2018

    » As returns in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and New Zealand shrink in the face of high demand and increased restrictions, real-estate investors in Asia are looking for new places to go, with Malaysia and Thailand among their targets.

  • OPINION

    Dark enough for you?

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 20/08/2018

    » 'Dark tourism" is an interesting concept that did not come to my attention until I watched a Netflix series recently. Few countries actively promote offbeat or slightly dangerous pursuits but it's a niche with potential, if managed carefully -- even if it's hard to explain to your insurer.

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